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    November 27, 2012
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gets here. we'll talk more in the full weather forecast coming up. certainly communities around the bay area keeping an eye on the sky and the radar as they reach for sandbags and plastic sheeting. cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us the storm preparations under way. >> reporter: residents in the north bay expect they are going to be hit hard. they are aware of the potential dangers from past experience and residents are not taking any chances. with some predictions of perhaps a foot of rainfall in the north bay hills over the next few days, residents like patricia aren't taking chances. >> we live in kind of a low spot at the bottom of a hill so a lot of water comes down and so this is to go around the garage, some of the doors and basement. >> reporter: she hired the son of a friend to help her get
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ready for the storms and they are loading up on sandbags. >> 15, 20 pounds but not too heavy or you won't be able to line them up correctly. >> reporter: san anselmo is no stranger to flooding. the downtown area was heavily damaged in 2005 so residents and merchants alike take the warnings of what's in store seriously. michael feldman's art gallery still displays a plaque which shows the high watermark in 2005 halfway up the main entrance. >> i think this one is going to be strong. a lot of news on the street about people getting worried that the flood might happen. >> reporter: also gearing up for the heavy rains the california highway patrol. >> the inundation of rain is going to bring all the oils to the surface creating a slick roadway. >> reporter: he says the first major storms of the season could be extra hazardous for drivers. >> and that's really important
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that you drive slow and create a lot of space like snow and ice. >> reporter: back in san anselmo joe elliott is offering his services for free to help people load up on sandbags. >> i saw a lot of people while i was waiting. it's difficult to do by yourself so i did it for almost 10 years, so, hey, give a hand, extra hand. doesn't take much. >> reporter: dierdre is glad for the help. >> this is the best especially when they have guys like him just showing up. >> reporter: ready for the storm, huh? >> yes, i am prepared. >> reporter: now, san anselmo creek, which runs through the middle of san anselmo that floods at about the 13-foot level. at last check today it's about 2.2 feet before any of the rain begins but you can bet residents will be watching the flood measurements as the numbers rise to see just how high they get. >> you know it. mark sayre, thank you. now, in oakland, the city is handing out sandbags and plastic sheets to people and
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businesses ahead of our wet weather. those folks can pick up supplies at the city's municipal service center or a fire station. and it's the same deal in concord where people can pick up as many as 25 sandbags to keep the rainwater at bay. those bags and the sand are free. you can get them at the city's corporation yard on gasoline alley. track the storm anytime with our live high-def doppler radar on our website, cbssf.com/weather. it's the season for bad weather and that means delays at bay area airports. as frequent flyers know, sfo is notorious for falling behind schedule. but there is a new plan to keep things moving. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is here to tell us about a new landing pattern. >> reporter: much like air traffic controllers can look down at the screen and see all the planes over the airport, this new technology gps to be implemented at sfo will be enable the pilot in the sky to
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see each other at any time and that's going to make for more efficient landing especially in bad weather. when skies are clear, airplanes at sfo often land two at a time on parallel runways. but when visibility is poor, which is quite often in san francisco, it's a different story. the airport ends up only using one of its two runways. one plane lands at a time. all the others the are put in a holding pattern flying -- all the other are put in a holding pattern flying in circles creating delays. beginning next summer is closely spaced parallel runway approaches. during bad weather, starting next summer, two planes will land one immediately after the oh. >> it will allow aircraft not side by side but staggered from one another to come in using both runways. >> reporter: this will reduce delays to some extent? >> on real bad weather days, we
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may only be able to arrive around 20, 25 aircraft an hour because of weather. with this change, we'll be able to arrive anywhere from 35 to 37 per hour. so it will definitely make an improvement. >> reporter: in the past decade, the number of delayed flights at sfo has gone up about 10%. that's according to numbers provided by the research innovative technology administration. and the number of cancelled flights has doubled. airports at oakland and san jose are smaller and of course have clearer skies. they have either stayed nearly the same or in some cases are doing even better than 10 years ago on delays and cancellations. so it's not going to help sfo for this storm. but officials say this next gen, next generation as they call it, technology, will only work if all the planes in the sky at a given time have the technology. so otherwise, they go back into that familiar holding pattern. >> all right, joe vazquez at sfo, thank you.
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heavy fog may have been a factor in a crash that killed a peninsula high school student. 14-year-old laila was hit by an suv as she rode her bike to woodside high school yesterday. she and the driver were both making a right turn at a redwood city intersection. but police say at this point it does not appear that either of them did anything wrong. they are looking into as i say whether the thick fog and poor visibility may have played a role. so was einstein right? can you be in two places at once? a bay area politician under fire for some questionable spending says yes, he is proof. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez explains all you need to do is just take a look at his receipts. len. >> reporter: we are standing in front of the george shirakawa community center not named for the current county supervisor who is under investigation but for his father, who was a much loved and well respected member of the city council in san jose, died in office in the 1990s.
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but now some are calling or junior to step aside to resign in fact to preserve not only his family name but the community a lot of trouble. >> george has been a tremendous advocate for the east side. >> reporter: this political consultant calls himself a supporter and was once an adviser to supervisor george shirakawa. but his advice now to the embattled politician facing ethics and criminal probes? step down. >> this is a repeated violation of the public trust. and once that occurs, at last no putting the geneie back in the bottle and so it's up to george to do the right thing for his constituents and the county and to remove himself from his position. >> reporter: the district attorney is investigating shirakawa for repeated violations of state campaign ethics laws and misuse of public funds stemming from his alleged abuse of a county- issued credit card for lavish meals, trips to golf resorts, first class air and hotel upgrades and luxury car rentals. in his first public statements on the allegations last tuesday shirakawa blamed the media. >> i don't want you to be
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distracted by the political lynching that you read today and continue to read about. >> reporter: but it has been a distraction. >> there's a siren and a blaring in the community right now right or wrong from your perspective. >> reporter: one new area of focus is travel expenses. last april he reportedly billed taxpayers for his upgraded $560 a night hotel stay in washington, d.c. the night after his official itinerary had him flying home and in 2009 he was seemingly in two places at once attending a state conference in sacramento but charging taxpayers $95 for a working staff meeting at a downtown san jose restaurant. >> at the end. day it is like watching a train wreck and it's time for george to get off the rails so he doesn't hit somebody else and cause more pain. >> reporter: mr. shirakawa has promised the community that he would have a lot more to say about these allegations but today he didn't return our phone calms. the d.a.'s investigation is ongoing to look into, you know, whether or not somebody else was charging money on his
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card while he was in sacramento or just whether it's sloppy bookkeeping or what. no timeline set on the d.a. investigation as to when they will have any kind of results or charges. >> thank you, len ramirez. cell phone video captures a gun pointed at a bay area driver. why the suspects followed the victim's car and opened fire. >> how some bay area churches are making money off cell phone companies. >> i enjoy it. i love my world. >> well, how many of us can say that? the incredible perks at some bay area companies to maximize morale. ,,,,
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driver saved a 13- year old girl, when the bus burst ino flames in san jose this mor. new tonight quick thinking by a school bus driver saved a 13-year-old girl when the bus burst into flames in san jose this morning. the girl's wheelchair did not work so the driver lifted her from the chair and carried her
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to safety. the flames destroyed the franklin mckinley district bus. >> wow. comedian cat williams is back in the headlines this time accused of running from police in sacramento. chp says the comic was riding a three wheeled motorcycle on a sidewalk sunday afternoon when police tried to pull him of every over he reportedly took off against traffic. they called off the pursuit for safety reasons. williams was arrested less than two weeks ago accused of hitting a fan with a bottle at a hotel in oakland. a couple in oakland was just trying do the right thing when they pointed a cell phone camera at a dangerous driver. but they ended up with guns pointed at them. it was all caught on tape. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers on what happened after that. >> reporter: a man and his wife shot this cell phone video of two suspects and another car pointing guns at them. the couple had recorded video of the alleged gunman james
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crosby and michael meadows driving recklessly. the gunmen followed them then held the man and wife up demanding that video. the man and his wife drove away. >> what they didn't realize was the suspects followed them. of the back door opens up and one of the suspects gets inside. the husband gets into a struggle with the suspect. the husband is able to push the suspect out of the car and tells his wife hit the gas get out of here. >> reporter: they got out as the suspects fired after them grazing their car. no one was hurt. after a high-speed chase police later tracked down the suspects in the same car and arrested them. police chalk the arrest up to old-fashioned police work. an officer recognized one of the suspects on the video. the men have been arrested and are now facing charges for attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. christin ayers, cbs 5 police departments on the peninsula responding to an increase in gang-related shootings in east palo alto and
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menlo park. law enforcement in those two cities as well as palo alto have teamed up for a violence reduction plan they call "operation smart." the three agencies will coordinate against two gangs. a traffic stop turned into a shootout. as the officer approached the driver fired. the officer was not hit, returned fire and the gunmen sped off. police found the car in a nearby neighborhood later. it had been stolen and the gunman is still on the loose. a man is dead after leading police on a chase and standoff that closed off traffic to treasure island. the chase started last night in san francisco. the driver got out of the car at treasure island threatening to kill himself. he was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. cell phone companies are
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having a hard time keeping up with demand for service. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman explains that they are now turning to a higher power for help. >> reporter: never seems to be enough cell coverage for all the phones we are using. you may have a nice clear conversation. but often times the call breaks up. [ signal breakup ] >> reporter: people want antennae but not in their neighborhood and don't want to see them. your prayers may have been answered. [ church bell ] >> church steeples make a wonderful location for cell sites. >> reporter: people don't like the obvious ones. at canyon creek presbyterian in san ramon the pastor says they make upwards of $30,000 a year for putting the site in the steeple. many others are doing the same thing. they lose part of the tax exemption but they will make
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money and cell companies love them. >> because it's up in the air. you have nice location on it. and it's getting good connectivity and people don't see it. >> reporter: steeples are the latest place towers are hidden in plain sight disguised as trees, they're in trees even on fast food signs. usually there's controversy no matter where they go. >> churches as independent nonprofits unduly influenced by these contracts. >> reporter: mindy of the utility watchdog group turn worries it could help the companies in lobbying efforts. utilities say no, they just what tonight provide better service from up above the tree line. mike sugerman, cbs 5. >> i talk to god a lot when my cell phone calls drop but probably not in the way mike was talking about. [ laughter ] >> it's going to be a deluge. >> the heavens will open up over the next couple of days. we'll be seeing a lot of rainfall around here perhaps too much in many locations.
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north bay upwards half a foot to a foot of rainfall by sunday. a lot of rain in a short amount of time. the first of many storms moving through overnight tonight early tomorrow. how much rainfall? i picked some new cities out. 6 to 9" of rain by the end of the weekend for santa rose. mill valley 5 to 9" of new rainfall. in oakland, even the city of oakland three to six inches of rainfall. a little less down towards san jose but that's still significant too two to five inches of rainfall. right now, cbs 5 hi-def doppler radar is completely dry. but the only television radar that the national weather service employs is ours. and we'll be pick up that rainfall beginning tomorrow morning when lawrence will have the forecast for you starting at 4:30 a.m. wind and rain tomorrow. that's not the main event. that will get here friday. there is a tremendous amount of tropical moisture hundreds of miles away in the pacific. it's going to hit a wall in the atmosphere. that wall is the southern edge of an area of low pressure. then it's going to get steered all that moisture will and head
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toward the bay area. this happens a lot. sometimes this fire hose of moisture will hit one spot and move quickly. in this particular case as all this moisture piles into one spot in bay area in northern california it won't move for three days. that becomes a problem when you get heavy rainfall over 24, 48, 72 hours. that's the problem a prolong period of heavy rainfall beginning late thursday into friday. for tomorrow, just going to be windy and wet up to 30 to 45 miles per hour. you get a little bit of a break on thursday and then friday, saturday, sunday, here comes the heavy rain, three days of heavy rainfall for the entire bay area. tomorrow, san francisco 63 degrees, windy start calming down in the afternoon, rain letting up. livermore 63 san jose 64. low 60s for pacifica and napa. san rafael 62. and fremont 62 degrees for a high. extended forecast, you get that break on thursday. rake up the leaves and get them away from the storm drains
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because friday, saturday, sunday, each day will be heavy rainfall. sunday legislate up. lingers showers monday. tuesday all of this mess is in the rear view mirror. it likely will be a mess gets here as soon as friday. that's your cbs 5 forecast. >> they are going to have to pry me out of here. >> imagine your boss paying to clean your house. some unbelievable perks bay area companies are offering to keep good employees happy. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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freebies like catered lunch, unlimited foosball and freer friday's went the way of i-p-o's. right? when the dot-com bubble burst freebies like catered lunch unlimited foosball and free beer fridays when the way the ipos, right? except for google, yahoo and ebay, they mostly did. well, now there's a startup that's even paying to clean
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employees' houses twice a month. other companies might want to take note. lunch is served at evernote in redwood city. and talk about serving up company loyalty. you stay here for a while? >> absolutely. they are going to have to pry me out of here. >> reporter: at 28 years old, brian hickey's engage to be married. but it might seem more like he is on a honeymoon with his new employer. >> so there's a shuttle bus, breakfast on the shuttle, coffee, treats, wi-fi on the shuttle. when i get to work there's lunch, a gym. housecleaning service, the new phone? and they also pay my phone bill. >> reporter: and his company will pay him to take his vacation. two months ago, brian started working for the redwood city startup evernote an app that helps keep you organized. >> we don't look at it as work. >> reporter: this person launched evernote five years ago and sees all the things that make employees more productive. >> you want to be here to work. so anything that we can do to knock out obstacles to make you be able to be more productive
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we'll do that. >> reporter: but is more productive a modernday translation of the old coalminer's ballad, i owe my soul to the company store? she gets her house cleaned courtesy of evernote. do you feel like you're working more because of that? >> yeah, a little more. >> reporter: but that's okay? >> yeah. i enjoy it. i love my work. and i don't feel that tired to put in that kind of energy. >> reporter: it's her job to come up with the benefits. >> my title is special projects manager and others have joked that it's that i'm the happiness coordinator here at evernote. i work to develop the corporate culture here and make it a very enjoyable wonderful place to work. >> reporter: one. first things she did was start a program to reimburse employees their lease expenses for electric cars. since last fall, 20% of employees, 34, are taking part.
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>> they want to retain their people because they are innovative. >> reporter: an hr consultant and professor says employees do respond to the perks but can also become very loyal to a company's culture. >> they are being very, very focused on -- i want to work in an organization that thinks like i do, that has smart people, that people that can inspire me, that they will -- i can learn from them that they share my values. >> reporter: now, one thing ever note doesn't have, telephones on employee desks. to talk to a coworker, the company wants you to get up and walk over and speak face to face. >> so old school. >> they do email. >> wow. all right. coming up in our next half hour, susan rice facing her biggest critics. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some we didn't get. >> accused of misleading the public about the attack in
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benghazi, the response today from the ambassador. >> my gender has never been a factor in accomplishing my unit's mission. >> they say times have changed. why servicewomen in the bay area are suing the u.s. military. >> how to prevent your holiday gifts from ending up in the hands of thieves. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash...
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u-n ambassador susan rice confronts some of her top critics on capitol hill. and leaves if you don't know what happened just say you don't know. >> u.n. ambassador susan rice confronts critics on clip and leaves them more agitated than ever. rice upset lawmakers with her initial take on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. today she tried to clear things up. cbs reporter danielle nottingham shows us didn't seem to work. >> reporter: some gop lawmakers are still not satisfied with u.n. ambassador susan rice's explanation of what happened at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> reporter: senators john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte have been vocal
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critics of rice, accusing the ambassador of misleading the public when she said five days after the deadly benghazi attack there was no evidence it was preplanned. >> we are going to get to the bottom of this. we have to have a system we can trust. and if you don't know what happened, just say you don't know what happened. >> reporter: rice needs the senate's support if president obama chooses her to become the next secretary of state. ambassador rice met with lawmakers in a secure room behind this group of cameras here on capitol hill to discuss classified information. an aide to senator john mccain tells cbs news she requested the meeting. afterwards, rice issued a statement saying the talking points the intelligence community gave her were incorrect and that at no time did she or anyone in the obama administration intend to mislead the american people. the white house worked to reinforce that tuesday. >> ambassador rice has no
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responsibility for collecting, analyzing and providing intelligence. >> reporter: acting cia director michael morrell joined rice's capitol hill meting to help her field questions. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >> president obama is turning up the pressure on republicans to avoid the "fiscal cliff." the president talked to small business owners at the white house today and he made his case to extend tax cuts for the middle class and allow bush-era tax cuts to expire for the wealthiest americans. republicans say raising taxes on top earners would hurt small businesses and cost jobs. >> we need to sit down and work this matter out. i think we have a clear sense that there's an opportunity her at the end of the year to do something important for the country. >> he has not waited for people to start smelling the jet fumes at national airport. he put forward a plan. >> if congress doesn't
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compromise the company will plunge into recession. investigators have taken samples from the remains of long-time palestinian leader yasser arafat. eight years after his death, they are trying to determine if he was poisoned. rita nissan on a search for evidence. >> reporter: palestinian leaders laid wreaths outside the west bank grave of yasser arafat after forensic experts exhumed his body. international investigators took samples from his remains to determine if someone poisoned him. >> but now, we will wait for the evidence. >> reporter: arafat died eight years ago at a hospital in france after an unexplained incident. they blame israel for his death. israel denver it. a murder investigation began after a swiss lab found high levels of a lethal radioactive substance, polonium, on his clothing. scientists said they needed to
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examine his remains to know more. big blue tarps surround arafat's grave kept prying eyes away as workers drilled through layers of concrete to reach the tomb. some supporters were opposed to disturbing the gravesite, others saying it's necessary to learn the truth. this man says, we have to know why he died because he represents the palestinian people and the arab world. experts from switzerland, france and russia will test the sample. it could take months for the results to come back and then even, the mystery may not be resolved. polonium decays quickly. even if he was murdered, it may never be known. rita nissan for cbs news. music and candlelight at san francisco city hall tonight as friends and families remember two slain city leaders. today marks the 34th anniversary of the assassinations of mayor george moscone and supervisor harvey milk. the memorial kicked off earlier this afternoon with a ceremony
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on the steps of city hall. these are live pictures now of a candlelight march from city hall to milk's old camera store in san francisco's castro district. the tradition of a commemoration began with a spontaneous candlelight march and vigi on the night of the assassination in 1978. the men accused of beating giants fan bryan stow nearly to death outside of dodger stadium could go to trial early next year. the defense is still reviewing thousands of pages of evidence in the case against louie sanchez and marvin norwood. they made a brief court appearance in los angeles today. the judge is expected fossett a trial date at their next hearing in february. maybe it's a sign of the times but some women in the military are tired of getting passed over and they want more combat roles just like the men. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran with the acl you will's history- making lawsuit. -- with the ucl you.
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's history-making lawsuit. >> reporter: in the days of modern warfare they say the combat rule is outdated and doesn't capture the way war is waged today. >> the modern battlefield means there are no safe areas and no front lines. every time a woman or any service member sets foot into iraq or afghanistan, they are serving in a combat zone. >> reporter: major mary jennings hagar is based out of moffett field. despite the rules she says she has done three combat tours and received the purple heart. >> my gender has never been a factor in accomplishing my unit's mission and it should not be a factor when selecting personnel to serve in combat roles. >> reporter: these women and their supporters say this lawsuit was a long time in the making. the aclu has represented women in the military for years and finally wants to put the exclusionary rule to an end along with the professional and personal discrimination they say comes along with it. >> i would be assigned to positions based on my gender
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rather than on my qualifications or my accomplishments. this didn't make sense for me personally or professional and frankly doesn't make sense for the military. >> reporter: the pentagon says it's planning to make changes directed at servicewomen but this rule still keeps women in the military from specific come bat rules that are available to men. -- specific combat rules that are available to men. in addition they say it keeps military leaders from mobilizing troops effective. the defense secretary leon panetta has called for more women in command positions earlier this month asking for an assessment of gender barriers in the military. the as for the lawsuit the department of the military has declined to comment. cate caugiran, cbs 5. deliveries swiped from the front porch. how to protect your packages from holiday thieves. >> please stop watching it. please stop killing your head with filth. >> a tv actor on a tirade now a sudden apology from one of the stars of "two and a half men." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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level in almost 5- years. rising home values, lower gs prices, and an increase in hiring are all credited with consumer confidence climbed to the highest level in almost 5 years. rising home values, lower gas prices and an increase in hiring are all credited with boosting consumer confidence. the government also says u.s. companies ordered more machinery and equipment last month. the consumer confidence report though did not help wall street. the dow fell 89 points today. nasdaq and s&p also dropped. six west coast senators are urging the department of justice to launch an investigation into oil refineries. apparently new data suggests the spike in gas prices for may and october could be a result of false reporting from the refineries. it showed some west coast oil refineries may have been producing gasoline last may despite public records of a
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shutdown. in a letter to the attorney general, eric holder, the senators from washington, california and oregon demanded a refinery by refinery review. an apology tonight from the young star of the hit cbs sitcom "two and a half men." actor angus t. jones made headlines with youtube video in which he bashes his own show calling it filth and urging people to stop watching it but in a statement just released jones is doing some damage control. he says, quote, i apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues. and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which i have been blessed. i never intended that." jones had said that the sitcom goes against his religious beliefs. >> please stop filling your head with filth. >> i -- i couldn't -- i
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couldn't, uhm.... -- that was unacceptable for me. >> jones has been on the show for 10 years and makes $300,000 an episode. he now says the show has been one of the most significant experiences of his life. are you going to do any of your holiday shopping online this year? coming up in tonight's consumerwatch, how to prevent your packages from ending up in the hands of thieves. >> good evening, meteorologist paul deanno with the forecast. take a look at the chart that's color-coded to show you the rainfall. watch what happens in the north bay. off the chart. we don't have colors for that. when is all this heavy rain going to get here? how much is going to fall? details next. >> it turns out the 49ers lost two football players for the rest of the season. i'm dennis o'donnell. and a local woman tries out for the most famous basketball team in history. coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me.
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[ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. online shopping day, ever. retail analysts say the numr of sales yesterday is up moe it's official. cyber monday this year is the biggest online shopping day
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ever. retail analysts say the number of sales yesterday up more than 30% from the same day last year. online spending jumped 17% to almost $2 billion. experts credit the popularity of smartphones and tablet computers for the spike in cyber monday sales. the national retail federation says that 247 million u.s. shoppers visited stores -- [ laughter ] >> takes your breath away, doesn't it dana? -- visited stores on shopped online over the weekend. all thieves have to do is wait for the package to be delivered. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts on ways to protect your doorstep deliveries. reporter: you could call her the grinch who stole christmas. a brazen robber swiping a delivery from a front porch unaware she was being captured on camera. >> i think it's opportunity. >> reporter: officer david
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blake says so-called porch pirating rises dramatically this time of the year because there are so many deliveries and packages are easy pickings. >> they may be driving around neighborhoods looking for packages and seeing whatever they see on the porches. >> reporter: but there are many options to protect your packages this holiday season. the old standard, have them delivered to your work or neighbor who is home during the day and take advantage of theft preventing delivery options like signature requirements. if those aren't an option, most delivery services will hold your package for pickup upon request and both the post office and u.p.s. provide several methods of package tracking. some will even send an alert to your phone. >> take the steps necessary to ensure someone is there, that you're able to track the package to ensure that it doesn't spend an unnecessary amount of time out in public view. >> reporter: it's not just delivery services that are offering protection. amazon's now delivering to lockers at six locations like this 7-eleven. of course, you still have to take the time to pick it up.
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but better you than someone else. now, depending on your relationship with your delivery person, you can also ask them to leave the packages in a safe or hidden location like behind your house or a gate. on a personal note, we have asked our mailman not to leave packages after having two stolen in one week. if you have a consumer complaint, call us at 1-888-5- helps-u. >> my delivery person has my phone number so they call to know that i'm home. >> that's amazing. a personal relationship goes a long way. don't forget christmas presents for your delivery folks. >> perfect. yeah. something nice. >> yeah. >> don't deliver it to them. [ laughter ] >> hand it to them. >> right. >> julie, thank you. all right. the wild weather headed our way could bring a lot more than just win and rain. it's carrying big time potential for power outages of the pg&e crews were out today
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trimming trees ahead of the expected super soaker storm. toppled trees and branches the leading cause of power outages. even if it looks healthy doesn't mean it's safe. >> trees like this, no matter how much you trim them, early in the season they are still going to have a lot of leaves on the trees and when you get that heavy wind, early in the season like this, it acts like a sail and brings even healthy trees down into power lines. >> preparing for these types of storms have a year-round job. the company trims 1 1/2 million trees every year along 130,000 miles of power lines. >> wow. >> they are going to be watching those trees throughout this storm. i'm sure we'll be finding some of them on the roads. >> as soon as tomorrow, yeah. as he was mentioning each one of those little leaves is a sail that harnesses the wind power. the windiest day will be tomorrow. that would be a big story flooding rainfall this weekend would also be a big story. we have both over the next five days. this is a look at the rainfall potential.
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south bay is likely going to be several inches of rainfall. there's a live look at san jose from our new camera there. it's going to be wet but not yet. tonight into tomorrow, the rain will arrive. it will come with some pretty gusty winds. we'll see widespread wind gusts tomorrow morning 30 to 45 miles per hour perhaps bringing down some of those trees and the power lines. we'll have to watch out for that. it's a messy morning commute tomorrow. winds even stronger at the coast so a wind advisory has been issued for tomorrow morning. here's a look at the radar likely the last time you will see hi-def doppler completely dry. rainfall will move in as soon as tonight. flood watches already posted for the sacramento valley and the sierra. likely expanded to the bay area but not yet because our heavy rainfall will get here
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on friday. as for why this is happening, because there's a lot happening over the next couple of days, this is a tremendous amount of moisture in the atmosphere. the atmosphere is really juicy right now. all of that moisture won't get spread out over a big area. it's going to get consolidated into one area and in essence, hit an atmospheric wall. so the fire hose is being switched on. it's hitting this wall and then getting redirected right toward our backyard in the bay area. that's why we are going to see widespread flooding is we'll see heavy rainfall likely over a two or three-day span friday through sunday. wednesday as soon as tomorrow morning look at that heavy rainfall move through. we get a break late wednesday through thursday. but here comes the next round of rainfall picked up by futurecast. and that one is going to move slowly and moving through the bay area over the next couple of days. so rounds of rain beginning tomorrow. windy wet tomorrow, break on thursday, heavy rain friday through sunday. highs tomorrow not that it
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matters because you'll be worried about the wind and rain, mid-60s. 63 livermore and san francisco, san jose 64. heavy stuff gets here friday lasting through th weekends. raiders on sunday. that will be sloppy. sports is next. ,, ,,
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coming with a heavy price t. kyle williams season ended h a knee injury yesterday. toy running back ken the 49ers got the win in new orleans on sunday with a heavy price tag. kyle williams' season ended with a knee injury. today runningback kendall hunter was injured on the exact same play that williams' season ended. hunter was the ball carrier on the play and tore his achilles tendon and is on injured reserve. hunter ran for 371 yards and two touchdowns this season as frank gore's bump. it wasn't all bad news for san francisco. bowman signs a five-year $45 million contract extension $25 million guaranteed. that means the dynamic duo linebacker bowman and patrick willis are locked down through at least the 2016 season. willis is the elder statesman and still cranks in about 4 mill more than his understudy. >> he was excited. as soon as i told him this
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morning when i wasn't supposed to, i couldn't keep it from him. i wasn't, you know, mad about not getting paid more than pat. you know, he is my brother. you know, and, you know, we're -- we play together, we play close together and we are a making the same amount of money just about so i'm happy about it and won't lose any sleep over it. >> not if you are make $45 million. when i first arrived at channel 5, i went straight up to dave mcelhatton and asked for his autograph. doesn't matter what business you're in, a legend is a legend, right? >> how many players do you get autographs? >> kansas city runningback jaamal charles sheepishly was caught on camera asking future hall of famer peyton manning for his autograph! so what if manning just beat the chiefs? now, receiver duane bow wasn't embarrassed at all posing with
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a picture with the bronx quarterback, either. >> a legend. peyton manning. who wouldn't want a picture? if you had an opportunity, would you take it? >> i'd like it, throw me passes too. >> that too. the best thing i have is a picture. i'll live with that. >> yeah. can't get everything, right? the harlem globetrotters invited the first woman on their roster in 1985. now one local college standout is getting a chance to play with the boys. ♪ [ music ] >> never in a million years did i think i would be playing for the harlem globetrotters. >> reporter: she played point guard for the penguins women division 2 basketball team in dominican. >> high percentage shot go for the basket. >> reporter: after graduating with an nba in global management -- mba in global management she dreamed of becoming a professional
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basketball player. >> we always talked about me playing professionally overseas and one day the harlem globetrotters sent me an email to work out. i said what, who? the harlem globetrotters? wow. that's amazing. >> reporter: tammy is the tenth woman to don the uniform and its rich 87-year history. >> it's an more for. you dream of playing professional basketball but never dream of playing on a men's team. now, to say i play with men every day, it's cool. >> reporter: she attributes a lot of her success to her time at dominican college where she led the team with 29 steals and averaged 16 points a game. >> when she called me and told me she made the harlem globetrotters i was more excited than she was. somebody that i coached playing for the i don't know trotters. awesome. >> reporter: the oakland native circled january 19 on her calendar the day the globetrotters will be entertaining basketball fans at oracle arena. >> i can't believe it.
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i can't believe that i'm waiting for that moment like i have a whole bunch of people waiting to come see me play there. ♪ [ music ] >> great stuff. she is overseas now with the team entertaining the troops. her nickname is is tee time. >> shot caller. >> captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,
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